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Greenwich Village Historic District

 
 
Greenwich Village Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 30, 2018
1. Greenwich Village Historic District Marker
Inscription.  One of the biggest and most irregularly defined historic districts, Greenwich Village contains architecture from many periods of New York history and it is a world-wide byword for artistic achievement and "bohemian” lifestyles. A separate village in the 18th century the area boomed after New York residents fled the 1793 yellow fever epidemic raging on the island's southern tip. The gridiron plan for the growth of Manhattan, developed in 1811, marched around the Village's irregular street pattern. Many of the 19th century red brick Federal-style, Greek Revival, and later Italianate-style buildings remain with insertions of late 19th century tenements. Pre-World War II apartment buildings thrust through the low-rise domestic skyline in places. Discovered as a low-rent haven before World War I, the Village has been home ever since to artists and writers, and today it attracts theater and media celebrities, as well.
 
Erected by New York Landmark Preservation Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture
Greenwich Village Historic District Marker - reverse, showing outline of the district image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 30, 2018
2. Greenwich Village Historic District Marker - reverse, showing outline of the district
Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 40° 44.102′ N, 74° 0.391′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Perry Street east of Greenwich Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 114 Perry Street, New York NY 10014, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Greenwich Village Historic District Extension (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 134 Charles Street (about 500 feet away); The Family (about 500 feet away); Hart Crane (about 600 feet away); Sinclair Lewis (about 700 feet away); Woody Guthrie (approx. 0.2 miles away); Boyhood Home of Bret Harte (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Davisson-Germer Experiment (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  Greenwich Village (Wikipedia). "Greenwich Village, often referred to by locals as simply "the Village", is a neighborhood on the west side of Lower Manhattan, New York City. In the 20th century, Greenwich Village was known as an artists' haven, the Bohemian capital, the cradle of the modern LGBT movement, and the East Coast birthplace of both the Beat and '60s counterculture movements. Groenwijck, one of the Dutch names for the village (meaning "Green
Greenwich Village Historic District Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 30, 2018
3. Greenwich Village Historic District Marker - wide view
The marker is attached to the lamppost, about 10 feet above the ground.
District"), was Anglicized to Greenwich. Two of New York's private colleges, New York University (NYU) and the New School, are located in Greenwich Village." (Submitted on November 2, 2018.) 
 
Greenwich Village Historic District image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 1, 2019
4. Greenwich Village Historic District
Streetsigns at a headscratching intersection
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 2, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 125 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 2, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   4. submitted on May 1, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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